About California Lutheran University (CLU)
On Campus Housing
California Lutheran University (CLU) is a private not-for-profit institution of a selective and comprehensive nature. The university was established in the year 1959 and aims to produce responsible contributors with leadership qualities and a knack to take immediate and productive decisions in favor of public service and justice. The university is located at Thousand Oaks in California. The university has an Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation.
The university has branches at Woodland, Oxnard, and Santa Maria.
There are 4,174 students in total at the institution. This includes 3,756 full-time students and 418 part-time students.
University's accreditation is done by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
There are 195 full-time faculty members at the university. The student-faculty ratio at the university is 14:1.
The total graduation rate of the university is 73%.
University acceptance rate is 64%.
Online Education at CLU
The university offers 7 online programs across 3 majors.
The online programs are designed to be easily incorporated into the busy lifestyles of adult learners. The university promises the same level of involvement and exhaustive syllabus as the traditional classroom programs for their online courses.
The professors use interactive techniques such as quizzes and discussion boards to ensure maximum class involvement and interaction that leads to a better grasping of concepts.
Some of the student reviews are given below, to gain insight into the university.
The small class sizes aid in better interaction with the lecturers. This improves the quality of education intake and polishes academic performances.
The professors are exceptionally qualified and eager to help the students. The syllabus is designed in a comprehensive and exhaustive manner thus it is very challenging and interesting.
The campus life is exciting with lots of activities and events around the campus. Sports are also given importance here and the facilities provided are magnificent.
The online classes are very flexible in their execution approach. The interface design of the online resources is easy to understand thus it poses no challenge for first-time users. The technical support team is very prompt and elaborate in their approach to resolve any issues that might pop up.
Following are some of the rankings given to the university.
Forbes has ranked the university at number 282 in 'Top Colleges' and number 193 in 'Private Colleges'.
According to US News, the university is ranked 15th in 'Regional Universities-West'.
It is also ranked 8th in 'Best College for Veterans' and 16th in Best Undergraduate Teaching' according to the US News.
The university is also ranked at number 11 in 'Best Value Schools'.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$81,649 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The university aids its students to pay tuition fees with provisions such as scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options. These financial aids are subject to eligibility. The eligibility criteria range from citizenship and nationality to academic performance to the financial condition of the applicant. Eligible seekers of the financial aid schemes are required to fill in the FAFSA form. California Lutheran University federal school code is 001133. The various financial aids provided by the university are given below.
Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study option, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal Perkins Loan are provided to the students.
Cal Grant is provided as the State Aid.
Institutional Aids include University Grant and International Grant. It also includes California Lutheran University scholarships such as Academic Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, and the Swenson Scholarship.
Yellow Ribbon Program is provided as the Military Aid.